What does Mamie mean?
Mamie [mamie] as a girls' name is pronounced MAY-mee. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Mamie is "star of the sea; pearl". Short form of Margaret (Greek) "pearl" or Mary (Latin) "star of the sea". The name is borne by Patrick Dennis's eccentric fictional character Auntie Mame, a central character of a book, a Broadway musical, and a movie. See also Mimi. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.
Mamie has 75 more alternative forms via Margaret, Mary, Mimi: Madge▼, Mag, Maggi, Maggie▼, Maggy, Maiga, Mair, Maire, Maisie▲, Maisy, Mal, Malia, Mallie▼, Manon, Manya, Mara▲, Mare, Maree, Maren, Marg, Marga, Marge, Marged, Marget, Margey, Margie▼, Margies, Margit, Margize, Margo▼, Margy, Maria▼, Mariam▲, Marian▼, Marice, Maridel, Marie▼, Mariel, Mariela▼, Marilee, Marin, Marion▼, Marit, Marita, Marja, Marje, Marjey, Marji, Marjie, Markie, Marla▼, Marlo▼, Marya, Maryse, Masha, Maura, Maure, Maurine▼, Maurise, Mavra, May▼, Maymie, Mayra▼, Mayria, Meemee, Meggie, Meriel, Mette, Mim, Mimi, Minnie▼, Moire, Mollie▼, Muire and Muriel▼.Creative forms:
(female) Maie, Mamma, ..
(male) Mamith, Mamred, .. Middle name pairings:
Mamie Carmela (M.C.), ..
How popular is Mamie?
Mamie is a very popular first name for women (#356 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Mamie reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Mamie are Madge, Maggie (#241 from recent data), Maisie (#624), Maisy (#1144), Malia (#313), Mallie, Mame, Mara (#739), Maree, Maren (#1113), Margaret (#154), Marge, Marget, Margie, Margo (#1279), Margy, Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marilee, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marjie, Markie, Marla, Marlo, Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), Maurine, May (#1658), Mayme, Maymie, Mayra (#1275), Mimi, Minnie, Mollie (#1001) and Muriel. Other variants, like Maryse, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Mamie reached its most widespread 125 years ago (average #1151) and has become significantly diminished since (#1473, ▼95%), with forms such as Marlo becoming less trendy. Mary has generally been the top pick of parents, although Maisie appears to be getting popular too.
Mamie▼ is pronounced similarly to Maemi, Mima and Mimma. Other recommended names are Aimie, Amie▼, Ammie, Bambie, Cacie, Calie, Cammie, Carie, Carmie, Casie, Catie, Dacie, Danie, Dasie, Esmie, Jacie, Jaimie▼, Jamie▼, Jammie, Janie▼, Jaymie, Kacie▼, Kadie, Kalie, Kammie, Karie, Kasie, Lacie, Lanie, Mable▼, Macee, Maci, Macie▲, Maeve▲, Mai, Maidie, Maizie, Maji, Malfie, Mali, Malvie, Mandie, Mari▼, Marien, Maris, Marise, Marlie, Marnie, Marve, Mattie▼, Maude▼, Maudie▼, Mauve, Maxi, Maxie, Maxime, Maxine▼, Mayde, Mazie▼, Mazine, Medie, Pammie, Ramie, Remie, Sadie▲, Sarie, Tacie, Talie, Tamie, Tammie▼, Tavie and Zadie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mamie.See names in meaning and etymology.